Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

I am a solo practitioner who practices criminal defense, immigration, and family law in Massachusetts. My office is located in Boston, but I cover all Massachusetts courts.

Firm Overview

The court system is stressful, whether you're being charged with a crime, being sued, suing someone, or fighting for your ability to stay and work in this country. You need someone who appreciates this and can dedicate the time not only to represent you effectively in court but to guide you through the process.

I believe in doing this for every person I represent. If I don't have time to represent you right, then I don't have time to represent you. I don't believe in representing someone halfway - if I agree to take your case, I will do it right, no matter how much time it takes, no matter how big or how small the case is.

More than anything, I will take your case personally. I believe representing you is not just a business transaction - it's something that will affect you for the rest of your life, and I will treat it that way. This means I'll fight for you, explain the process to you, and communicate with you along the way. I believe in constant communication with my clients - that's why I'm available by phone, text, e-mail, and even Facebook.

I'm not scared of going to court - practically every day, I go to court to fight for my clients. I proudly fight for my clients whether they have a DUI, domestic violence charge, a divorce, a drug charge, or any other sort of case that requires a court appearance.

If you need a lawyer who will fight for you in the courtroom and take the time to guide you through the process, call me and let's get to work.

My practice is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. I practice criminal defense, immigration, and domestic relations law in all Massachusetts courts. I also handle criminal appeals in Alabama. Call or text me today at 617-356-8217.

Main Office

Main Office
45 Bromfield Street
Suite 500
Boston MA 02108


(617) 356-8217


Free Initial Consultation?

Only on Criminal Defense

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I handle most criminal and immigration cases on fixed fees, unless they're complex.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

8 am - 5 pm

Emergency After Hours


Criminal Defense

I handle criminal matters in all Massachusetts courts, with a focus on Boston, Lowell, Salem, and Springfield.

Pleading guilty is not a strategy but the last resort. You deserve an attorney who will fight for the best possible resolution to your case.

I will look at your case and formulate the best strategy to put you in the best position.

This could mean investigating your case - knocking on doors, finding witnesses, and marshaling all the evidence in your favor. Other technology such as social media and telephone records can be just as crucial as simply talking to the witnesses as well.

It could also mean arguing the law to the judge. Filing the right motion to exclude evidence against you, a motion to suppress, or a motion to dismiss can make the difference between winning your case and getting convicted. Fighting to reduce your bond, including getting a signature bond, or remove restrictive bond conditions can be vital parts of the strategy as well.

Immigration Law

I handle all types of immigration cases in Massachusetts, including green card applications, naturalization applications, removal hearings, and many others. I have a record of successfully handling these cases.

It is tough to be a non-citizen, especially during these times when immigrants are demonized every day in politics. I'm here to be your shield against those who would try to remove you from this country, and help you secure your right to stay in this country.

I have helped numerous people get their green cards, get authorization to work, get visas, and get their citizenship. I believe in doing my best to secure your right to stay in this country and build your future with your family.

I can help with the following types of immigration cases and more:

Adjustment of Status (I-485, I-130, etc)

Naturalization (N-400)

Fiancee Visa (K-1, K-2, K-3)

Request for Additional Evidence

Removal Hearing

Bond Application and Bond Hearing


Replace Green Card (I-90)

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Criminal Charges with a Green Card

VAWA Green Card

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I believe my background and passion distinguish my practice from others. When someone hires me, I commit to taking their case personally - this means making sure their case is handled correctly and using all of my skill at my disposal.

If you’re looking at this, you probably have a legal problem that seems insurmountable. You may feel helpless and frustrated in the face of going to battle outmatched by the government, some faceless corporation, or even your neighbor. The legal system may seem complicated, intimidating, and unfeeling.

I’m here to help.

I decided to be a lawyer because I wanted to fight to fix people’s problems, whether it’s as big as protecting their constitutional rights or as simple as a dispute with their neighbor. I will take your case personally. I will work tirelessly to find the best solution to your problem. I will not shy away from a fight.

I know how difficult it can be to find a lawyer you can trust. You may be wrestling with one of the toughest problems of your life, whether it’s a criminal charge or the possibility of being deported to a country you don’t know. You deserve an attorney who will give your case the attention it deserves, explain the situation in terms you can understand, and treat you with respect. I commit to doing that for every case I take.

I am originally from Alabama but became acquainted with the Boston area through Harvard Law School, where I earned by JD. While studying at Harvard, I wasn't just buried in books - I spent my time helping people and practicting law. During my time in law school, I represented dozens of people in clerk-magistrate's hearings in the Boston area, protecting their criminal records.

Now, I practice in Boston but handle cases all over Massachusetts.

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson


Bar Number: 703812
Massachusetts, 2018


University of South Alabama
BA, 2011

Harvard Law School
JD, 2015

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